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Oilers face Colorado Avalanche: NHL odds preview and stats

Edmonton OilersColorado Avalanche
March 10, 3:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

26-35-6TEAM RECORD35-30-4

The Colorado Avalanche will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Edmonton Oilers invade Pepsi Center on Saturday.

The Avalanche sport records of 35-30-4 heading into this matchup, while the Oilers sit at 26-35-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-35-8 for the Avalanche and 33-31-3 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Edmonton before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-165-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Avalanche and the No. 23-rated Oilers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 18.6% rate while the Oilers have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Canadiens on March 8. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -170 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Montreal are 5-5-1
After a loss are 5-5

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Oilers at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 7 games on the road
Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Edmonton's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Edmonton home to San Jose, Monday, March 12
Colorado home to Anaheim, Monday, March 12